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Character Information
Darkstalkers Resurrection Morrigan
Race Succubus[1]
Origin Scotland
Birth Year 1678
Height 5'8" or 172 cm[1]
Weight 128 Lbs or 58 kg[1]
Three Sizes B86 W56 H83[1]
Name Information
Name in Kana モリガン=アーンスランド
Romanized Morigan Ānsurando
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Morrigan Aensland is a fictional character in the video game series Darkstalkers. She first appeared in Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (Vampire: The Night Warriors in Japan). She is an anti-hero and a main protagonist alongside Demitri Maximoff. In the series main canon, Morrigan's father, Belial Aensland, had split her power into three. Later in the events of Vampire Savior, Jedah Dohma would find part of this power and give it a body as Lilith.

Morrigan was original voiced by Yayoi Jinguji through out the series and in various cross overs. She would later be voiced by Rie Tanaka in both Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Onimusha Soul.

Background

Morrigan Aensland is a succubus who was born in 1678 in a region of Scotland. Berial foresaw that Makai would be exposed to the crisis of perishing soon. Someone, a great Life Form, would be needed to maintain the unbalanced world of Makai. He foresaw that one with such power would not be born in the family of Aensland for another 1,200 years. Knowing this, he decided to leave the future of the Aensland family in Morrigan's hands. To Berial, the future of the Aensland family was the same as the future of Makai.

Morrigan was a very special Succubus, even within all of the Darkstalkers. She was born as an S Class noble. But at that time, roughly 300 years ago, a struggle for power had already started. Various battles had occurred in various locations. It was unacceptable for a Succubus child to be given rights to power at the time. The problems didn't end there either. Morrigan had no way to control the enormous powers that she held within. If she were to be left alone, she would destroy herself and the land around her. Berial, her adoptive father and head of the Aensland House, split her soul in three to protect her. Morrigan grew up without knowing this. She found her life in the Aensland castle dull. She visited the human world many times to look for some kind of fun. One night, she was drawn to the strange power permeating from Pyron and ventured into the human world again.

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After she came back from the human world, she was told that Berial died and she was the next successor to the throne of the Aensland family. Although she is rightfully the ruler of Makai, she avoids her duties and continues her life like before. But when Jedah created the Majigen, she and her castle are pulled into Jedah's dimension. Sensing Lilith, the now sentient remainder of her soul, Morrigan set off hoping to find some sort of enjoyment. After meeting with Lilith, she was finally able to return to her true self when the both of them fused back together into one.

Personality

Beautiful, sexy, confident, conceited, and playful, Morrigan may be called many things given that she is a succubus, but she is not really evil like the other demons of the Makai realm are rather, she is strangely friendly and approachable despite her beauty and sexyness which might be due to her spending most of her time in the material world enjoying hedonistic delights. She's just always out to satisfy her own hunger and shirking her responsibilities as a member of the Aensland family.

About Aensland succubi

It is generally said that the Succubus race absorbs the spirit of the opposite sex and uses it as their own energy source. But the succubi that live in the Aensland family are slightly different. They create a special secretion liquid in their body when they are either physically or mentally stimulated. They use this liquid to maintain their life. If one were to be trapped inside a small secluded area, she would die within two days due to the lack of stimulus.

This is because the liquid needed to maintain her life can't be secreted. But to make up for this, they have become able to look into the dreams of others. When no stimulus was given, they evolved other ways to look for excitement. When a creature dreams, a special secretion liquid is formed in the brain. A succubus can take this liquid from the outside. Those who have been robbed feel a strange feeling, as if one's dream was completely taken away. This is quite different from not having any memory of a dream. This liquid, which the succubus robbed, is dissolved into the body of the succubus and is composed.

Appearances

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Onimusha Soul Christmas artwork
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Game Original plateform Release
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Arcade 1996
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes Arcade 1998
Pocket Fighter Arcade 1998
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighter's Clash Neo Geo Pocket 1999
SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium Neo Geo Pocket Color 1999
Gunbird 2 Dreamcast version 2000
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes Arcade 2000
Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 Pro Arcade 2000
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters 2 Neo Geo Pocket Color 2001
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 Arcade 2001
Namco X Capcom Playstation 2 2005
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS Nintendo DS 2006
Cross Edge Playstation 3 2008
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes Nintendo Wii 2008
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars Nintendo Wii 2009
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Playstation 3, Xbox 360 2011
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Playstation 3, Xbox 360 2011
Onimusha Soul Browser 2012
Project X Zone Nintendo 3DS 2012
Minna to Akashic Heroes Mobile 2012
Minna to Capcom All Stars Mobile 2012
Street Fighter x All Capcom Mobile 2013

Capcom Fighting Evolution Underworld Sstage
Morrigan's portrait on the Underworld stage in CFE
Game Placement
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Ken Masters' stage along with Lord Raptor, Hsien-Ko, Mei-Ling and Felicia.
Capcom Fighting Evolution Underworld stage, seen in a portrait on the back wall. The portrait features artwork from Darkstalkers 3.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Wolverine's ending.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Wolverine's ending. Thor's ending.

Night Warriors Darkstalkers Revenge OVA Morrigan
Night Warriors Darkstalkers' Revenge OVA

Morrigan was a central antagonist in the Darkstalkers the Animated Series, being forced by Pyron to work under Demitri, who in turn worked under him. In this series, she an ancestor of Morgan le Fay and want's to turn Harry Grimoire into her pupil.

She is also in the Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge OVA where she travels to the Human world.

Trivia

  • During the development of Darkstalkers, Morrigan was originally going to be a vampire along with Demitri. This was of course changed later but the bat theme still remains in her design.
  • It has been a running joke (and a point of criticism) among fans that Morrigan has used the same idle, movement and signature attack sprites since her first appearance. The introduction of her 3D character model in Tatasunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes changed this.
  • As arguably the most well-known Darkstalkers character, Morrigan has made more appearances outside of Darkstalkers games than any other character in the franchise.
  • Morrigan was the first female Capcom character announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  • In Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Morrigan received a DLC costume based on an outfit she wore in Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge OVA, and similarly in one of her winning poses. This outfit was also available for free when pre-ordering the game from GameStop as the costume is grouped with the Femme Fatale pack that includes alternate costumes for X-23, Storm, and Chun-Li.
  • Like Felicia, Morrigan was voiced consistently in the games up to Cross Edge by her original voice actress, Yayoi Jinguji. As of Marvel vs Capcom 3 she is now voiced by Rie Tanaka, who was also the voice of Ciel in the Mega Man Zero series.
  • In the Animated Series (where she is voiced by Saffron Henderson), Morrigan is given a Scottish accent. This idea is revisited in Marvel vs Capcom 3 (although her English voice actress, Siobhan Flynn, is Welsh), but the accent frequently turns English or disappears atogether.
  • She was named after the Celtic Crow Goddess.
  • In Skullgirls, one of Ms. Fortune's color palettes is a reference to Morrigan, as is one of Litchi's in BlazBlue.
  • Lili Rochefort in Tekken 6 can be customized to Resemble Morrigan
  • Morrigan is a recurring character in a fan comic strip, Life.Draw(spriteBatch).
  • In Marvel vs. Capcom 3 her rival is the superhero Iron Man.

Sprite

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Marvel vs Capcom Morrigan sprite

Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo Morrigan sprite

SvC tMotM Morrigan sprite

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium

Notes:

  • Morrigan's Darkstalkers sprite was used in every normal 2D fighter she appeared in.
  • The Marvel vs. Capcom Lilith version is only seen in the original Marvel vs. Capcom game. The colors were reused in the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  • The Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo sprite was also used in Pocket Fighter.

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Card Clash
Card Clash¹
Card Clash 2
Card Clash 2¹
Card Clash 2 ²

Notes:

  1. Morrigan's costume change seen in her Darkstalkers series victory pose.
  2. Possibly inspired by one of Morrigan's Mighty Combos and various other transformations in Pocket Fighter.

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Card Clash DS¹
Card Clash DS
Card Clash DS²
Card Clash DS³

Notes

  1. Morrigan's costume change seen in her Darkstalkers series victory pose.
  2. Morrigan appears in this form in Marvel vs. Capcom.
  3. Possibly inspired by one of Morrigan's Might Combos and various other transformations in Pocket Fighter.

Official artwork

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The full image gallery for Morrigan Aensland may be viewed here.

Videos

Navigation

Darkstalkers cast
Main cast
AnakarisBaby Bonnie HoodBishamonDemitri MaximoffDonovan BaineFeliciaHsien-KoHuitzil
Jedah Dohma Jon TalbainLilithLord RaptorMorrigan AenslandPyronQ-BeeRikuoSasquatch
Victor von Gerdenheim
Secondary cast
AnitaBelial AenslandDark TalbainDeeLe MaltaOboro BishamonOzom
Other cast
Harry GrimoireJohn StatelyMajorette/ThomasMarionetteShadow


External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Capcom, (2008). Darkstalkers Graphic File. Udon Entertainment Corp, pg. 52. ISBN 1897-37604-9
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